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About The Author:Declan Gourley is an attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.He concentrates primarily in Social Security Disability law and assisting disabled New Jersey public employeesMoreAbout The Author:Declan Gourley is an attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.He concentrates primarily in Social Security Disability law and assisting disabled New Jersey public employees apply for Disability retirement. He is currently an associate at a firm in Bergen County, New Jersey which concentrates in disability law.As an attorney he has successfully represented many disabled clients in their application for both Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).With respect to the Social Security disability process he assists individuals with filing initial applications, filing appeals of denials by the Social Security Administration, representing clients in front of Administrative Law Judges at the hearing level and when necessary filing appeals to the Appeals Council.He also assists former National Football League (NFL) Players in applying for disability retirement benefits through the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan.Declan Gourley operates SSDLawBlog.com, an informational blog for individuals applying for Social Security Disability benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income.About The Book:Have you applied for or are considering applying for either Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? If so, then you likely have many questions that need answering. This book provides very detailed answers to 33 commonly asked questions related to the SSD and SSI processes.The following questions are answered in detail:1. What Social Security Disability Benefits Are There?2. What Is The Difference Between SSD And SSI?3. What Is Social Securitys Definition Of Disability?4. What Is Substantial Gainful Activity?5. What Is The Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process?6. What Can A Social Security Attorney Do For Me?7. What Is Sheltered Work?8. How Far Back Can I Receive Back Payment?9. What Does Date Last Insured Mean?10. How Do I Find Out My Date Last Insured?11. How Long Does It Take To Receive A Decision?12. Are There Any Disabilities That Social Security Awards Benefits Faster To?13. If I Dont Have Enough Work History Credits, Can I Still Get Benefits?14. I Have A Private Long Term Disability Policy, Should I Also Apply for Social Security Disability?15. How Important Are Medical Records When Applying For Social Security Disability?16. What Is Reconsideration?17. Do I Have To Pay Taxes On Social Security Disability Benefits?18. I Was Recently Awarded SSD, When Do I Get Medicare?19. I Was Recently Awarded SSI, Do I Get Medicare or Medicaid?20. How Long Are Doctors Or Hospitals Required To Keep My Medical Records?21. Social Security Sent Me A Direct Express Card, What Is It?22. What Is A Common Mistake Claimants Make That Is Easily Fixed?23. Where Is My Local Social Security Office?24. I Received Mail From Social Security, What Should I Do?25. Can I Receive SSI If I Leave The United States?26. I Worked On The Books, Why Does Social Security Say I Dont Have Enough Work History Credits?27. My Doctor Is Not Willing To Cooperate With Social Security or My Lawyer, What Should I Do?28. Im A Veteran and Receiving Veterans Benefits, Do I Also Get Medicare If Im Disabled?29. My Doctor Says I Am Disabled, Why Did Social Security Deny Me?30. What Happens At The Social Security Disability Hearing?31. If I Inherit Money Will That Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?32.